2020 Internship: Final Reports



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My name is Nathan Tamez, and I am a Junior (‘21) at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. I am currently thinking of going into Engineering (most likely Automotive or Mechanical). Honestly, I did not know what to expect when I signed up for the internship program, but what I heard from friends and the internship coordinators reassured me that there would be many opportunities to meet people with experience and to expand my network. Just as I expected, I was able to meet plenty of people, and even establish a connection with the Aurora Collective,a conjunction of businesses based in the Aurora area. Unfortunately, my connections with the Aurora Collective did not lead to any internship opportunities, but fortunately the Internship Coordinators were able to help me reach out to State Representative Barbara Hernandez. On October 8th, 2019, Ms.Hernandez interviewed me over the phone, and welcomed me to the team. At first this seemed quite intimidating to me since I knew so little about politics and government, but I was also very excited for this new challenge and learning opportunity.

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Lily Rocha; Office of State Representative Barbara Hernandez, District Supervisor


Innovation, Workforce Development, Career Pathways, Career Development


Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

My Internship with the State Representative: An Overview



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